5 day trek Cape to Cape
The 135km Cape to Cape Track follows the coast from Cape Naturaliste along the beautiful Indian Ocean to Cape Leeuwin. It passes through a few small settlements, gently winds up and down small hills, and has many sections walking on beaches. The coastline features rocky headlands, cliff sections, karri forest and empty white sand beaches. We walk north to south – having the sun behind us so we can see the coastline clearly and it allows us to slowly build our hiking stamina for the more challenging southern sections.
Meeting place & time:
8.00am 31 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Finish place & time:
2pm Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta
Day one: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Yallingup 13.7 km
We start on a sealed track and boardwalk with viewing platforms out to Sugarloaf Rock and then the track changes to limestone as we start the Cape to Cape Track properly with all its sand, lumps and up and downs. At Three Bears Surf and we take the steps leading down to the beach. The next section is a mix of narrow path and sandy 4-wheel drive track until we reach the small settlement of Yallingup.
Food required: Lunch and morning snack (Dinner you purchase)
Day two: Yallingup to Moses Rock Camp 20.5km
From Yallingup we walk along top of the cliffs then descend to Smiths Beach for some beach walking. At the south end the track heads uphill and becomes rocky and interesting with lovely viewpoints. We pass through the surf beach Injidup to reach the small detour to Quinninup Falls which flows winter and spring. Moses Rock Campsite tucked away under the trees but it does a fabulous viewpoint for sunset.
Food required: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, am & pm snacks
Day three: Moses Rock to Ellenbrook campsite 22km
Today the track follows alongside the ocean under we descend down to cross Wilyabrup Brook. We meander down and then up again on a staircase to arrive at the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs. Lunch can be bought today from Gracetown café https://www.facebook.com/graciesgeneral/
We continue along the coast until we turn inland to Ellensbrook Homestead. It is only a short distance now to our campsite beside Ellens Brook.
Food required: Breakfast, am snack, (lunch you purchase at Gracetown café), Dinner
Day four: Ellensbrook to Prevelly 14km
We start inland and follow old 4wd tracks back out to the coast and then descend and cross the Margaret River mouth. At Prevelly Caravan Park we collect your food drop for coming 4 hike days. Today your lunch and dinner can be bought from Sea Garden Café, Prevelly Caravan Park or prepare your own at the camp kitchen.
Food required: Breakfast, am snack (lunch & dinner you purchase in Prevelly)
Day five: Prevelly to Redgate 9.7km
From Prevelly we climb up inland up onto the escarpment but still with views over the ocean. We walk along the escarpment then drop into Boodjidup Valley on 300 log steps to the bottom to cross Boodjidup Creek. We wander down the south side of the creek and over the dunes to the beach. Near Redgate Beach you scramble over low rocks, then a bit more beach, then more rocks until you reach the car park. Here there is a nice viewing platform with seats and composting toilets.
Food required: Breakfast, am snack, lunch
Food drop at Gracetown:
Include all foods required from Day 4,5